GEM – Going the Extra Mile

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The Going the Extra Mile (GEM) Project aims to engage with and support individuals in Gloucestershire who are currently dealing with circumstances that are potentially causing barriers to work and move these people closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.

This programme is a unique partnership of community based organisations, managed by Gloucestershire Gateway Trust on behalf of Gloucestershire County Council.

The GEM Project is jointly funded by the National Lottery Community Fund the European Social Fund.

The GEM Project has now been extended, so now has a new end date of December 2021.

For more information, please visit glosgem.org

 

The GEM Navigator Developers at Forest Upcycling Project are Jen Cothier and Nadine Jones.  If you, or someone you know would like to work with GEM to overcome barriers to work or volunteering please email on gem.upcycle@gmail.com or gem2.upcycle@gmail.com or give us a call on 01594 368240.  

Success stories from GEM at Forest Upcycling Project  so far include;

Long term unemployed man joining us as a part time gardener.

Helping an unemployed single mum find part time work.

Helping a young single mum find a place on a fully funded Beauty Therapy Course.

Helping a young unemployed man gain his first job interview and find a temporary work experience placement.

The successful application for funding for an LGV driving course for a young dad.